In the nationwide strike over violence against women, we saw that the true miracle of Hanukkah is tikvat hinam, baseless optimism, hope without just cause
Bradley Burston is a Haaretz columnist and Senior Editor of Haaretz.com which publishes his blog, "A Special Place in Hell."
During the first Palestinian uprising, Burston served as Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, and was the paper's military correspondent in the 1991 Gulf War.
In the mid-1990s he covered Israeli-Arab peace talks for Reuters. In 2006, he received the Eliav-Sartawi Award for Mideast Journalism, presented at the United Nations.
A native of Los Angeles, Burston moved to Israel after graduation from Berkeley. He was part of a group which established Kibbutz Gezer, between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Burston served in the IDF as a combat medic, later studying medicine in Be'er Sheva for two years before turning to journalism. He is married and has two daughters.
Let me begin by agreeing with Benjamin Netanyahu. I'm speaking here about one of the prime minister's most fervently stated positions
I'm going to be thinking a lot about war heroes this Thanksgiving week - all the people who, in ways we may never know, often at great personal risk and cost, keep murderous, avoidable, pointless, politically motivated wars from breaking out
The fast helped me see you for the first time, Trump. And why you like Bibi, the kind of man who has a price tag where a conscience was meant to go
Now that results are in, did Jew-hatred pay? A state-by-state breakdown of Republican campaigns that drew condemnation for implied or outright anti-Semitism
Thank you, America's women, for choosing history over pre-history. You made the difference in this election. You saved us
There is a czar in Washington, who has nothing against the Jews as a whole. But one who lets his people know about Jews who, he signals, seek to ruin the lives of Real Americans, that is, his loyal followers
There was a terrible darkness in Your house, Lord. But then there was light
After all, if you can get people to gradually forget about the thousands of children whom you've stripped of their parents, caged, and now packed off to a camp in a desert area outside El Paso, you can get away with anything
It's high time that we who are concerned for Israel's welfare went after the worst of its delegitimizers, those who contribute the most to the criticism of Israel as a repressive, illiberal regime
Trump, meantime, knows exactly what he wants your kids to think, do, know. As president – that is, as the primary role model for America's children – he is teaching your kids by his every word, grimace, dog-whistle and tweet
I learned from an early age not to talk about this. I want to talk about this now
Given his complex relationship with Putin - for all that anyone knows, given his debtor relationship with Putin - would Trump even be capable of intervening in a meaningful way?
Everywhere, even in gun country, southern strategy country, Trump country, there was reverence, a moment of stepping back, an expression of respect. Every place but one
Rumble on the Right Pro-Israel Group Attacked for ‘Falsely’ Claiming Israel Supports Palestinian State
StandWithUs claimed Israel ‘officially supports the two-state solution’ - the Zionist Organization of America thinks that’s false, ripping the hasbara group’s statement as ‘extremely harmful’
The real terror that Netanyahu feels is the fear that Arab and Jew will rise up together
The law has given fresh ammunition to Orthodox officials who question the Jewishness – and thus, by extension, the citizenship and other rights – of nearly one of every six Israeli Jews, a million in all
Somewhere inside, you know the nation-state law is the single most devastating mistake you've ever made. It's all coming out now. What you're made of. What this country is made of. You are what you hide
Way back in October, Netanyahu paved the way for the nation-state law by making clear the underlying, unifying ideology of the pro-Israel hard right: The Zionism of Nasty
Look around. The country looks the same. But it doesn't feel the same. Not even close. A day of mourning has come